Pictured: Queensland Police with Aurizon Managers, Supervisors and Train Drivers from Stanwell and Callemondah
Written by Peter Cowan, General Manager Service Delivery Coal South
As a leader of over 450 men in Aurizon I feel I have a great opportunity to change the way people think about domestic violence. As a leader I have the ability to focus the attention of our employees on important subjects and to challenge behaviours that I think are unacceptable.
So why not Domestic Violence... it has to be a topic that we bring out of the dark and become a conversation we are confident to have. There is so much to do but my starting challenge to all the men out there is to have one conversation on the 25th November about domestic violence. As a father of a male teenager, I know our sons are a great place to start the conversation.
In my part of the business, I have organised a number of events on White Ribbon Day to help create the environment for the safe conversations to occur. This will include local newspaper stories featuring our Aurizon men standing shoulder to shoulder with local Queensland Police members raising the profile of domestic violence, employee's receiving white ribbon wrist bands at sign-on and symbolic cutting of the white ribbon cakes.
Please commit to having the conversation on the 25th and join the growing community voice that says NO to domestic violence.